Residents decorate street’s median with Christmas lights in Lake Worth Beach

LAKE WORTH BEACH, Fla. — One Lake Worth Beach neighborhood is getting into the Christmas spirit.

Drive around the South Palm Park historic district and one will notice a variety of Christmas lights decorating the street’s median.

Right after Thanksgiving, residents decorate a section of the median in front of their house.

Afterwards, neighbors have an outdoor social event and vote on who won the holiday median of the year.

This tradition has been going on for 20 years.

“People we haven’t met before, they all come out, and it really does bring the neighborhood together,” said Natalie Makepeace, with the neighborhood association. “It’s a team effort and neighborhood. Every block rallies around decorating and every block has a block captain.”

The city provides the outlets and pays for the electricity bill.

If you’d like to drive through and view the lights, go to South Palm Way between Fifth Avenue South and 18th Avenue South.

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